It's because there was a period when everyone tried to become rich and tried making pop. Now grime has matured and people are rereleasing that original sound from 10+ years ago because to the majority of people listening it's something new they never got to hear when it originally came out.
Also since this is the first time I've seen a grime thread here, does anyone want to give me feedback on a grime track I'm working on since the soundcloud/feedback threads are just for nerds just trying to up their soundcloud playcount https://soundcloud.com/omygard/sleep-paralysis/s-9MT4o
>>55417944 No, it's nothing like trap. Grime is, in the broadest sense, UK hip-hop, although it has roots in a completely different place, that I won't try and explain since, honestly, most people on /mu/ really won't "get" it.
>>55418043 Great post mate. Every time I've tried to post about grime here I've had the same reaction images and chavposts repeated ad nauseam by people too ignorant and stubborn to actually explore it beyond the surface level.
Which is kind of tragic because I could see people well into their hip-hop, especially memphis shit, scatterbrained Flylo beats, airy cloud rap, etc. really getting something out of it. Heck, even fucking black metal or punk fans could find something to love in grime, from radio rips or set recordings where the MCs get so powerful, that they basically start screaming and everything is distorted from being turned up so loud to the point of clipping. Grime is punk at heart, after all.
The oblivious reaction to Kanye's Brit performance was just.. christ.
>>55418142 Honestly its been coming back in the past couple of years. German Whip made movements and now Skepta's making even bigger movements to put grime back on the map.
The problem was that grime didn't pay so the best MCs switched to pop music, but German Whip, That's Not Me, On A Level, etc proved that grime can take a mainstream sound and get into the charts, so you've got youts like Novelist and the rest of The Square and shit coming onto it. Plus the old MCs who sold out to pop (Dizzee, Chipmunk, Kano, etc) are hopping back on.
>>55418172 Grime literally had no progression in its style whatsoever, it just stayed exactly the same but with an influx of more trash artists attempting to recreate this style. it's just not working out
>>55418200 Giggs isn't grime he's just UK rap but he's pretty good. Jme is alright at times but he's not the best. In terms of grime albums, the best are probably Dizzee's Boy in da Corner, Kano's Home Sweet Home, Wiley's Playtime is Over. Skepta's albums are pretty decent as well, Konnichiwa should be great as the singles are sick so far.
>>55418200 In a word, no. Not at all. Giggs is pretty detached from grime.
>>55418201 Chipmunk trying to send for everyone was hilarious. Devilman and Narstie slaughtered him.
>>55418209 Get into radio rips and sets. Best way to listen to grime imo, it doesn't really translate well to a studio setting. Go download Grimetapes: Wheel Volume 1, Slew Dem Volume 1, or any Macabre Unit set you can find on youtube.
Anyone would probably like Wen - Signals, though. Then check out Logos, Mumdance and all the weightless instrumental guys. SD Laika made a surprising amount of waves here.
>>55418263 Honestly Chipmunk is a pretty good MC, but it was just laughable that he decided to send for bare veterans when he's just fallen off the map in pop music and was dropped in favour of Iggy by T.I.
>>55418294 When Kanye first debuted All Day at the BRIT Awards, Skepta and bare other MCs were on stage with him, and he's actually performed with them in London in other occasions since.
Listen to Skepta's new track Shutdown, that's Drake talking in the beginning and the end. Drake also took a line from Skepta and also claimed that Skepta helped with the creation of IYRTITL. And he's been posting grime clashes on his Instagram.
Flatbush Zombies just released a track with Skepta like a month ago, it's pretty sick.
>My hatred stinks, I should leave it at home - but I love beef, can't leave it alone, I'm in the ends all I need is a phone, I roll deep and the deeper I roll the more they hate me, and with the people I know I can't win so I keep it on go
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfPP4YC8lLI Too real. Trim is probably my favourite MC. His lazy and blunted out way of spitting pushes all my buttons
>>55418358 Never understood this. Drake and Kanye are fucking huge. If they're cosigning grime that's only gonna give the genre more attention, which means that the best MCs and producers are gonna get attention and get more success, making it less likely for them to have to make pop music to get out of the estate.
>>55418556 Okay I agree but it'd be nice to see grime MCs being able to make bare money off of their grime music. The drill niggas and the boombap niggas can so why can't the grime niggas. Why they gotta make pop to get out of the ends.
>>55418593 Are there any grime artists that have the same level of critical acclaim that the greats of ambient, techno, house, etc do? >inb4 Streets, Dizzie, etc cus otherwise i'd have to assume this is the workingclass/chav version of IDM
>>55419074 >cus otherwise i'd have to assume this is the workingclass/chav version of IDM >workingclass/chav version of IDM >IDM >this entire sentence Oh come on, are you being serious? You think it's background makes the music somehow lesser? And IDM? Fuck me.
There certainly hasn't been much critical acclaim, since it used to be a strictly urban and underground movement. But, recently, as of the new explosion of interest, people have been digging out the older beats. No Hats No Hoods did a compilation of Ruff Sqwad's old records called White Label Classics that has had a lot of exposure. Most people can agree that it's a masterpiece as far as old-school instrumental grime goes.
>>55418946 If you like Dialect I strongly suggest you watch this, one of the best clashes ever IMO https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9q-us3JYsY I also run a little hobby YouTube channel I'm trying to keep afloat & recorded him a week or so ago if you're interested https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJgOBA6UAnI
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